The Inside Story: The Instant Sunday Times Bestseller
Excellent.... Even those already pretty sceptical about Johnson will find this book eye opening. For their first-class account, Seldon and Newell have interviewed advisers and officials and gained a very good insight into what was going on behind the door of No 10 * Daniel Finkelstein, The Times * An authoritative, gripping and often jaw-dropping account of the bedlam behind the black door of Number 10 * Andrew Rawnsley, Observer * The authoritative account of what [Johnson] did with his time in power... explosive * Isabel Hardman, the i * Excellent * Andrew Sparrow, Guardian * Seldon and Newell have done a service to us all... If seeking instruction on how not to be a prime minister or, indeed, any kind of minister, this account should prove invaluable. * New Statesman * A detailed and damning account of Boris Johnson's rise to power and period as prime minister. * Financial Times, Best summer books of 2023 * Every bit the damning indictment you would expect... Compelling * John Crace, Guardian * Johnson at 10 is rich with first-hand accounts of those who saw him at work - and are still trying to process what happened * Financial Times * This is a terrific book: a page-turning humdinger, a switchback ride through recent contemporary history unlike anything you have ever read. * The Tablet * Jaw-dropping... shows us what goes wrong in practical terms when someone unwilling even to learn how to govern, to apply himself properly to serious work and self-improvement, becomes prime minister. * Iain Martin, The Times * Utterly scathing... a timely reminder of how good government should work * Guardian * The scale of disfunction is laid bare in Johnson at 10, a history which might alternatively be titled "How not to be Prime Minister" * Robert Shrimsley, Financial Times * Johnson's flaws are brutally highlighted... Seldon and his co-writer Raymond Newell give the most comprehensive - and enjoyable - account yet of what exactly happened during Johnson's three years at No 10. -- George Parker * Politics Home * [T]he authoritative account of what he [Johnson] did with his time in power * The Scotsman * This is a terrific book, a real page-turner, and a fascinating account of an administration that was both very significant and hugely disappointing. * Morning Star * Replete with stories of bombast, ego and foolishness. * Daily Express * [T]his compelling book will be the first one that future biographers go to. And they'll enjoy it * Sunday Independent * The great value of [this] book... is that it provides the layman and the historian with a treasure trove of interviews, and of insights from the heart of government * The Times on May at 10 * Extraordinarily detailed... fair yet devastating * Sunday Times on May at 10 * Absorbing and revelatory... Authoritative and insightful... If you want to know who did what when and why, this book will tell you * Andrew Rawnsley, Observer on May at 10 *
Sir Anthony Seldon is an educator, historian, writer and commentator. A former headmaster and vice-chancellor, he's a director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Chair of the National Archives Trust. He is author or editor of over forty books on contemporary history, politics and education, including The Impossible Office?, May at 10 and The Path of Peace. Raymond Newell is a contemporary historian and researcher, holding Masters degrees in Political Economy and Data Science from King's College London and the University of Oxford. Newell has previously collaborated with Anthony Seldon as co-author on May at 10, and currently works in Public Affairs and Communications at Hanbury Strategy.
1: The Making of a Prime Minister 2: Brexit 3: Election 4: Dreams 5: Covid 6: Cummings 7: Domestic 8: Global 9: Grown-ups 10: Downfall 11: Reckoning